Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Secrets Tom Nook doesn’t want you to know

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons
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Don’t stress out about making your home bigger

After you make the move from a tent to a house, you really don’t need to do anything with your house right away. There’s nothing that’s really triggered by you making your house bigger and better except for a few items that are just decorative. It doesn’t push along your ability to make the island as a whole better.

My advice? Put all those bells into infrastructure. New Horizons is the first Animal Crossing game that let’s you adjust the entire island. Unless you’re going to play like some bizarre baron where you accumulate wealth and allow everyone else to live in hovels, you’ll want to invest in the island.

Another good reason for this? If you start investing in bridges and inclines, not only does it make your villagers really happy when they suddenly have access to the entire island, but when you’re not switching to the ladders and vaulting pole all the time, you can go ahead and take those out of your inventory. Not wasting time switching will make the grind to make more money all the more quicker. Once you make money more efficiently and you feel like you’re done upgrading your island, then feel free to upgrade your house as much as you need. In the meantime, just dump all that furniture you want to use in storage and worry about the whole island.